Trouble Making the Connection to OpsMgr, VMM? Don’t forget WinRM.

Sometimes we all forget to "RTFM". Some of us think we have stuff all configured right, but for some reason things aren’t working. One example is when trying to install and use the Operations Manager or Virtual Machine Manager IPs within Opalis 6.3. I had installed the OpsMgr IP and when to create a new…

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Create Visio Diagrams and Word Docs of your Opalis Workflows

I just thought I’d give a shout out to Bruno Saille, one of our Senior Systems Engineers in France, who developed the "Opalis VSD Generator". Since I saw the first version of this tool just over a week ago, Bruno has made a LOT of improvements to it. It’s really not fair to call it…

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Exploring VMM Live Migration as part of a patching workflow

This post goes under the heading "Sometimes you have to learn the hard way"… or maybe "you don’t know what you don’t know". As I was building the workflows for patching VMM Clusters using Opalis and the Configuration Manager Integration Pack, I wanted to make absolutely sure that what I was building was really going…

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Opalis 6.3: Opalis System Center Service Manager Integration Pack: Attachments

The Opalis 6.3 Integration Pack for Microsoft System Center Service Manager provides a mechanism for uploading attachments into Service Manager.  The workflow activity “Upload Attachment” has been designed to support uploading different types of content into Service Manager.  An attachment could be a File Attachment to an Incident or Change.  It could also be a…

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Opalis Operator Console Error When Logging in Using AD

I just thought I would pass on this post from another Opalis user. It seemed he was having an issue with logging on to the Operator Console while using AD authentication. Turns out the fix was rather simple… See his post here: http://msopsmgr.blogspot.com/2010/12/opalis-operator-console-error-has.html

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Opalis 6.3: Incident Escalation using the System Center Service Manager IP

System Center Service Manager provides a rich environment for customers to implement their Incident Management processes.  The connectors provided with Service Manager to Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Active Directory greatly simplify the process getting these processes running.  Opalis with the System Center Service Manager Integration Pack (SCSMIP) is a natural fit for customers looking…

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Opalis 6.3: Automating Hyper-V Cluster Patching using the Configuration Manager IP (Part 3)

In Part 1 of this article, I began to talk about the process of maintaining Hyper-V Clusters. The process of "draining" a host (moving guest VM’s off to another cluster node) was accomplished using a PowerShell script. The next steps include assigning updates and then monitoring the updates through the process of installation. In Part…

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How to monitor for Opalis Integration Server Platform Events

Just a heads up on a new Opalis Knowledge Base article we published yesterday afternoon.  If ever wondered how you could monitor for Opalis Integration Server Platform Events then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Summary Opalis Integration Server provides a robust means of integrating with products such as Event Management Systems that…

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Opalis 6.3: Automating Hyper-V Cluster Patching using the Configuration Manager IP (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, I began to talk about the process of maintaining Hyper-V Clusters. The process of "draining" a host (moving guest VM’s off to another cluster node) was accomplished using a PowerShell script. The next steps include assigning updates and then monitoring the updates through the process of installation. Just to…

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Opalis 6.3: What version do I have installed?

The latest version of Opalis may have been a big release because of the new support for Windows Server 2008 and the new System Center Integration Packs, but it’s still an upgrade – it requires installing 6.2.2 first. This, along with the fact that Opalis is comprised of several components and not everything was updated…

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